September 22, 2020 • 11am-5pm • Cunard Centre • 961 Marginal Road • Halifax, Nova Scotia
Student FAQs: Frequently Asked Questions
Are there any student registration fees?
No. This event is free to students and alumni from Nova Scotian universities and students from NSCC programs with articulation agreements. The only requirement is that you present your student ID to enter.
What should I bring with me?
Your current or expired student ID (required for entrance)
Business cards (optional)
How do I get there?
The event is held at the Cunard Centre, 961 Marginal Road, Halifax. Free shuttle service is available for students from each of the partner universities. A detailed bus schedule is posted here.
What should I do before I attend a career fair?
Research the organizations and educational institutions before you go.
Research education programs to ensure you understand whether the program you are interested in will meet industry requirements and professional guidelines.
Search your on-campus job postings or on the company's website to find out if an exhibitor has advertised and what types of positions they have available.
Attend on-campus employer information sessions and gather company literature, brochures, business cards, and contact names. Check your campus career and employment centre for details.
Prepare a list of questions for those organizations that interest you.
Questions such as: What are the main skills or competencies you look for? Can you describe a typical day? Avoid initial questions about salary and benefits. Find more examples of questions to ask employers here!
Prepare a current resume
Although you may be directed to a website for application, there are employers who will take a paper-based application. Check with your campus career or employment centre to find out what programs or resources are available to help you.
Prepare a brief introduction
Be ready to state your name, program, area of interest and reason for attending the fair. Find examples of 30 second introductions here!
Take an “Effective Career Networking” workshop
Each partner university hosts a pre-workshop giving you a greater in-depth knowledge about the event and how to network effectively.
Dress appropriately to your desired career path.
Neat and well groomed.
What should I do after the career fair?
Send a thank you note immediately to exhibitors you spoke with (do this as soon as possible ie. within 24 hours).
If you were asked to follow up by sending a cover letter and resume to the exhibitors, mention the date, location, and any unique or interesting points that were discussed so the employer will remember you.
Create a record of your contact with the organizations to stay organized with follow-up.
Find more tips and tricks for the Halifax Universities Career Fair here, and visit our blog for more articles and videos about how to achieve career success!